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stars 02-16-2012 03:27 AM

So um...this is not cool. Straight hair growth?
 
So, um, how do I put this.


Has anyone's hair suddenly gone completely straight? I mean, type 1 straight.

I used to be a 3b, with some 3a/c mixed in there. And for the past year, it has been growing in completely straight! So now, I have a year's worth of this new hair that's grown in, and then I have my ends which are still curly. So it's about 7-8 inches worth of straight, then maybe 3-4 inches of my left over curls.

Can anyone tell me what the heck has happened here? Seriously. How does very very curly hair just...do that!?

I am not happy to say the least.

marieantoinette 02-16-2012 11:10 AM

Hair changing texture is almost always a hormonal thing. Have you recently gone off the pill or on the pill or had a baby or anything that could affect your hormones?

marieantoinette 02-16-2012 11:11 AM

Oh, PS, they say that any change that comes to your hair is a result of something that happened to your body three months ago, so think back to three months ago.

stars 02-16-2012 09:13 PM

Hmm, well I did notice my hair starting to change a few months after a surgery I had in 2010. And my diet changed drastically afterwards because I literally couldn't eat....so basically I starved for a year and a half because of medical complications (the doctors couldn't figure out what was going on). So I don't know, maybe that had something to do with it?

I have finally been able to eat though, since this past October. Finally finally, I can eat mostly anything without dying! But I'm not sure if I'm seeing much change in my hair still. I mean luckily it does curl up when I add loads of product to it, but definitely no where near as curly as it was before.

marieantoinette 02-16-2012 10:11 PM

Hmm, that might be it. I recently learned that hair going limp could also be a result of a lack of protein, have you tried doing a PT?

Ondulee 02-17-2012 12:24 PM

try to eat as much dietary protein as you can in a day. After such prolonged stress on your body, you probably are severely protein deficient in all your cells not just your hair.

When your body is getting enough protein, it will shuttle some to hair growth and strength, but if you don't have enough to maintain muscle and critical organs like heart etc, hair is last on the list for divvying out protein to the body--hair is not essential for life but heart muscle and skeletal muscle surely is. Give yourself a good long time (6 months) with 80-100 grams of protein macronutrient in your diet and reassess the health of your skin and hair at that point. It should be stronger and shinier by then, but it will take a long time.

I'm glad you are healthier now so keep strengthening yourself with great protein nutrition.

Nikki3b 02-17-2012 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ondulee (Post 1888463)
try to eat as much dietary protein as you can in a day. After such prolonged stress on your body, you probably are severely protein deficient in all your cells not just your hair.

When your body is getting enough protein, it will shuttle some to hair growth and strength, but if you don't have enough to maintain muscle and critical organs like heart etc, hair is last on the list for divvying out protein to the body--hair is not essential for life but heart muscle and skeletal muscle surely is. Give yourself a good long time (6 months) with 80-100 grams of protein macronutrient in your diet and reassess the health of your skin and hair at that point. It should be stronger and shinier by then, but it will take a long time.

I'm glad you are healthier now so keep strengthening yourself with great protein nutrition.

Ondulee? The color of your curls in your pic are beautiful. Is that your natural color? I want that hair color 😊

Ondulee 02-17-2012 12:44 PM

I wish I could say that's my hair! but it really is just my inspiration photo pulled off google somewhere, to keep going with CG and get my hair as healthy and glossy as that.

My natural colour is more of a milk chocolate brown with some golden/red lights throughout.

I would also only be able to get that strong a curl pattern with a perm. My own is in winter more 2C and less clumpy than my avatar.

stars 02-19-2012 01:38 AM

Oh wow, ok then. I will definitely try that. I have been slowly getting used to eating again, but I guess I'll give it more time. So this change in hair /is/ because of my prior health issues then! That's a bit of a relief, because this means it might come back again eventually. Thank you so much!!!

Oh! And the other night I did an egg mask, and my hair definitely doesn't feel as limp anymore! Which is a nice surprise; I was a bit skeptical.


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